Girls continued with their exemplary performance against boys in the just concluded Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examinations.
While releasing the 2018 KCPE results, the Education Cabinet Secretary Amb. Amina Mohamed said that the performance posted by girls was better than that of boys who sat for the examinations.
Amina said overall performance has improved, with more than half the candidates scoring 250 marks and above.
Girls particularly excelled in English, Swahili and the Kenya Sign Language, while the boys shone in Maths, Science, Social Studies and Religious Education.
This year’s KCPE results were released by the Education CS at the Star of the Sea Primary School in Mvita Constituency, Mombasa County.
Present during the release include Mvita MP Abdulswamad Nassir, Basic Education PS Belio Kipsang, Kenya National Examination Council chairman George Magoha and other Education officials.
The leading students in this year’s KCPE got 453 marks, 2 marks behind the best performed student in the 2017 KCPE examinations.
12,273 pupils who sat for this year’s KCPE exams scored 400 marks and above while 228,414 others scored between 301 and 399 marks.
Additionally, 574,927 students scored between 201 and 300 marks while 234,573 others scored abetween 101 and 200 marks.
Only 2,177 pupils who sat for KCPE this year got 100 marks and below.
A total of 1,052, 364 candidates sat for the examinations this year of which 527,294 (50.1%) were boys and 525,070 (49.9%) were girls.